Morgan Deane, Graeme Smith's ex, detained in Cape Town

2017-01-09 22:01

Cape Town police have detained Morgan Deane, the Irish ex-wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith, over an expired visa.

Home Affairs committee applauds arrest of border officials

2016-09-30 19:26

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has applauded the arrest of 20 Home Affairs officials and six civilians at the Lesotho border, on charges relating to fraud and corruption.

Home Affairs rubbishes Mkhwebane 'spy' claims

2016-09-07 14:39

The Department of Home Affairs has rubbished claims that Public Protector nominee Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane worked for the State Security Agency while stationed at the South African embassy in China.

#eHomeAffairs trends as dept launches online eChannel

2016-04-07 11:25

South Africans are having their say on social media after the Department of Home Affairs launched an online platform to help South African citizens apply for their smart IDs and passports.

O'Sullivan in court for contravening Immigration Act

2016-04-04 07:36

Forensic consultant Paul O'Sullivan is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court for contravening the Immigration Act after he was found in possession of three passports.

Almost 200 000 uncollected smart ID cards gathering dust

2015-12-01 19:15

Almost 200 000 newly issued, and uncollected, smart ID cards are gathering dust at Home Affairs offices around the country.

Home Affairs, varsities make provisions for foreign students

2015-10-29 15:32

Foreign students will be able to write exams in South Africa, despite dates being pushed back as a result of the #FeesMustFall campaign.

Forget home affairs queues - just pop into bank for ID smart card

2015-10-13 20:00

The Department of Home Affairs hopes its pilot "e-channel" service will allow people to pick up their ID smart cards at banks, putting a stop to endless queues outside its offices.

No intention to stop dual citizenship - ANC

2015-09-10 21:20

The ANC and government have not taken any decision to penalise anyone who has dual citizenship, the party's spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

He was brilliant – trans woman on Home Affairs official

2015-08-24 16:21

She’s long been on the receiving end of prejudice and ignorance but with a little personal help from Home Affairs, trans woman Juanita van Zyl came one step closer to realising her female self.


Home Affairs office routinely loses asylum documents

2016-11-29 10:21

Dozens of asylum papers get 'lost' at the Marabastad refugee centre regularly, leaving their owners stranded.

Government's refugee plan is overkill

2016-09-11 06:04

A new green paper on asylum seekers is not going to help but instead will waste resources academics argued this week.

SA's uncoordinated border management vulnerable - Home Affairs

2016-08-16 17:02

Five uncoordinated organs of state are currently involved in managing the country's borders, resulting in a large influx of undocumented foreigners and contraband goods, Parliament has heard.

Paul O'Sullivan released on R20 000 bail

2016-04-04 12:41

Well-known private investigator Paul O'Sullivan has been granted R20 000 bail, with set conditions, in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

Mos Def did not enter SA with World Passport - Home Affairs

2016-01-20 13:09

US musician and actor Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, never entered the country using a world passport, the Home Affairs Department says.

Visa rules apply to all, even superstars - Gigaba

2015-11-25 12:13

If President Jacob Zuma has to respect the country's visa regulations, then surely a superstar such as Idris Elba, has to respect them too, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Home Affairs gets tough on late birth registrations

2015-10-13 21:16

The Department of Home Affairs wants to make late birth registrations more difficult so that it can to weed out chancers, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan says.

Nine corruption scandals worse than Nkandla

2015-09-22 11:36

Trade union Solidarity has detailed nine corruption scandals that have cost the taxpayer much more than the R246m spent on the President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

People flooding into Europe no migration crisis - Gigaba

2015-09-10 14:00

The focus has been on migrants fleeing to Europe by sea but Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says huge numbers of overland migrants make their way to South Africa and other countries on the continent.

Bogus home affairs official arrested

2015-08-21 18:35

A man has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a Home Affairs official and making fake IDs, Gauteng police say.

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